There is no better prize than competing with the best. That's what Tarazona said on their social networks, knowing the rival in the first round: "Once again the club will pass the name of the city throughout the Spanish geography. Without doubt, for the members, this game becomes an authentic gift" . A phrase as a breakthrough: losing is also winning. But the Aragonese club, with its municipal court of Tarazona as a witness, will not accept the consolation receipt.
And less when the season began in Group XVII Third. With Teruel and Brea as renowned rivals, victories happen every weekend with the promotion to Second B, category that never reached, as a great goal. Tarazona was founded in 1969 under the name of Eureka Recreational and Cultural Clubso this year they celebrate their golden wedding. Eureka !, the best banquet will be to make history and reach the second round of the competition. Aniceto Navarro, president, recounts the illusion of his players in the new knockout tournament, although Zaragoza, his dreamed rival, did not play in the hype. He also faced the AS test.
Aniceto Navarro, in the AS test:
1. The new Copa del Rey is …
A great opportunity for humble clubs to live and feel professional football in the first person.
2. Who do you dream of facing in this new format?
I would like to face Real Zaragoza, for being the most representative team in our province and the mirror in which we should all look at each other.
3. Which Spanish soccer player have you signed up for on your team?
Sergio Ramos, because he embodies the values that all clubs must realize: work, strength, perseverance and maximum competitiveness.
4. Choose: Reach the Copa del Rey semifinals or climb this season.
Definitely ascend. Of course we live the draw with the pride of facing and competing without complexities with a track record like Ray.
5. Define your club in three words.
Humility, determination and ambition.
6. Define the place your club represents in three words.
History, pride and hospitality.
7. What does your team play?
We try to play well by combining various schemes. At Tarazona, we believe in the importance of being competitive in different situations.
8. What is your best memory of Copa del Rey?
The historic final between Majorca and Recreativo de Huelva. It has been shown that in football anything is possible.
9. Eliminating the rival would be a feat, which is the biggest thing he remembers in football?
The Copa del Rey that put Numancia on the map while in Segunda B eliminated Real Sociedad's first rivals Racing and Sporting. In the end, he was eliminated by Barcelona. But that was essential for Numancia to start writing his history in professional football.
10. The new Copa del Rey invites you to dream, do you dare to challenge if you win the trophy?
Our biggest challenge as a club is to compete and enjoy with the city that a great club like Rayo Vallecano visits us.
The Tarazona, in data
Full name: Tarazona Sports Society.
Locality representingTarazona (10,509 inhabitants).
Usual stage: Municipal of Tarazona (1,500 spectators).
Category: Third Division Group XVII.
Rival in the first round: Ray Vallecano.